Rebecca Tigue

Session title

Impactful development of intellectual and performance virtues

1:00 - 2:15pm

Workshop Overview

This workshop will look at the taught, caught and sought approach to teaching character education, moving from a research based approach to teaching virtue knowledge and habituation, to a more in depth study of how one department in school has shaped their curriculum to explicitly promote intellectual and performance virtues. Activities include a quick audit of where schools are at already in their character journey, what steps they might take to focus more on making the implicit explicit in virtue practise, and what some of the challenges might be.


Rebecca started her teaching career in Liverpool after previously working in corporate hospitality and marketing. She benefits from over 20 years in leadership roles in several Schools around the country and is currently Director of the University Training School and Character Education, shaping the strategic vision of art-of-the-possible when a School is partnered with a world class University. She is a graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and completed her PGCE at the University of Liverpool. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Birmingham School and is the Jubilee Centre’s first Ambassador of Character.

Rebecca Tigue